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? >> reporter: anita, it's not pretty. four big boats are gone. a fifth boat is almost completely destroyed and you have the pier here at the washington yacht club. look at this back here. you can actually see how much of this dock is going to have to be replaced. so in total, we're talking almost a million dollars in damage. >> i saw a cloud billowing that wasn't really a cloud and i couldn't make sense of it. so i came out to look and see what it was and it was flames coming from the boats. >> jeffrey taylor was sleeping on his boat when the fire broke out around 3:00 this morning. >> what would happen if you didn't wake up? >> i don't want to think about that one. i don't want to think about that one. that would have been real bad. >> incredibly, no one was hurt, including jeffrey who saved some of the boats before firefighters arrived. >> tried cut loose some of the other boats and we got the water hose and started to at least keep some of them a little wet. >> but water can only do so much, even when you are surrounded by it. >> nothing you can do. you are helpless. and you are
hours after a water main break caused big problems in the area. sky 9 shot this view where the water was shut off to as many as 25 businesses. because of the break on this excessively hot day. it happened this morning around maple avenue between nuttily street and james madison drive. part of maple avenue was shut down for hours. repair crews on the scene throughout the day. >>> heat and humidity not only drains your energy, it also puts a lot of stress on your car. and aaa says it has seen a 32 account increase in heat related service calls. earlier i talked with the auto club's john town send about what we need to do to keep our cars running in a heat wave. >> okay john, we put this thermometer in a car more than a half hour ago. that is enough to cripple a car. >> push your car into a danger zone. and your passengers, too. >> so here's what you need to know before you hit the road in oppressive heat. start with where the rubber hits the road. >> need a tire gauge and you need to check the tread level. if they aren't properly inflated, you could have a blowout at a high level o
here, we're tracking the numbers when it comes to rainfall and that is a big deal because flash flooding is going to be an issue. >> it is. more so hail or damaging wind. flash flooding is the main issue with this. we're looking at a flash flood watch until about midnight. severe thunderstorm watch until 9:00 p.m. a little bit ahead of schedule in terms of our timetable. that's good news. it gets out of here quicker. the highlighted yellows there, that's the severe thunderstorm warning down toward fredericksburg and stafford county. also to the south of town. in through charles county and answer arundel county. the watch continues until 9:00. i think though if you're in leesburg and back into winchester and culpepper, i think the threat of severe weather is just about over. here's why. look at this intense line of showers and thunderstorms from almost baltimore on the east side of 95 all the way to the east in through prince george's county and backcrossing over 95 just north of fredericksburg. these are heavy rainfall makers and a lot of flash flooding going on. so, don't cross
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